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Cou"ple-close` (k?p"?-kl?s`), n.; pl. Couple-closes (-kl"sz).

1. Her.

A diminutive of the chevron, containing one fourth of its surface. Couple-closes are generally borne one on each side of a chevron, and the blazoning may then be either a chevron between two couple-closes or chevron cottised.

2. Arch.

A pair of rafters framed together with a tie fixed at their feet, or with a collar beam.



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